EFPT Newsletter Winter; 2017
Message from the President

Dear colleagues and friends,
Welcome to this winter edition of the newsletter, which reflects the ongoing chilly weather! 
In this edition, we hear from one of our closest collaborators, the European Psychiatric Association. Those of you lucky enough to attend the recent EPA Congress in Nice will be aware of some of the fantastic work they do.  EFPT had several very successful symposia and workshops throughout the congress, a stand in the exhibition hall and a wonderful dinner attended by over 80 trainees. The EPA Committee for Education has been hard at work on its new MOOC on CBT, which opens on 9th April, so please sign up and add it to your diary.
We also hear from the Recruitment and Positive Image Promotion group, which has been working hard to showcase how great our specialty is and encourage the psychiatrists of the future to join the profession.  We also get the lowdown on what it is like to be a trainee in Sweden, from the perspective of a Portuguese exchange participant, including a sighting of the elusive and beautiful Northern Lights!
Thoughts begin to turn towards the highlight of the EFPT calendar, the annual Forum. The Local Organising Committee is looking forward to welcoming you to Bristol in July for the 2018 incarnation.  We will have visits to several local clinics across the city, sightseeing trips to Bristol and nearby historical Bath, a scientific day of cutting edge neuroscience and an optional psychotherapy training day. Booking will open very shortly and we will again have a generous bursary scheme to support delegates to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Howard Ryland
EFPT President 2017-2018

(Pictured: EFPT board 2017-2018, March Board Meeting, Ghent) 
The Next Generation
Working Groups

To continue to thrive and grow, our profession needs to attract the best and brightest of a new generation of medical professionals. Read about how the Recruitment and Positive Image of Psychiatry (RPIP) working group promotes the best of Psychiatry to these young doctors. 

European Psychiatric Association
Collaborating Organisation

The European Psychiatric Association shares the EFPT vision of collaboration and cooperation between European Psychiatrists. Find out here what EPA is up to, and how you can get involved.

Are you a European Trainee or Early Career Psychiatrist who has been involved in research in your career? EFPT and EPA are conducting a Europe-wide study on the experience of Psychiatrists carrying out research, including any barriers they may face. We aim to find out how to make it easier for all trainees and ECPs to get involved. Please help by taking our survey.

Psychiatry Without Words
EFPT Exchange 

Imagine practicing Psychiatry where you don't speak the language! Find out how Matilde Salta from Portugal found a new perspective in Sweden, and stopped off to see an Aurora Borealis along the way! 

EFPT calendar

See and subscribe to our calendar for upcoming events. And don't forget to note July 21st - 25th as the date for the Bristol Forum!
Newsletter Editorial Board:

Sean Naughton - Editor
Howard Ryland
Anne Nobels
David de Freitas Pereira

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